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President Buhari says NIN link with SIM cards will enhance security, economy

by on May 6, 2021 0
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the ongoing synchronization of National Identification Number (NIN) with SIM cards across the country will provide a digital framework for improving security and strengthening of the economy. At the launch of the National Policy for the Promotion of Indigenous Content in Nigerian Telecoms Sector and Revised National Identity Policy... Read More

Nigeria again extends deadline on SIM card link with NIN till June 30

by on May 4, 2021 0
…54 mln people obtained their NIN By Oludare Mayowa Nigeria has again for the umpteenth time extended the deadline for mobile telephone subscribers to link their National Identity Number (NIN) with their Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) data base to June 30, 2021. A statement by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the extension followed consultation between... Read More

NCC arrests five people for illegal SIM registration

by on April 22, 2021 0
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has arrested no fewer than five suspected individuals for allegedly engaging in fraudulently registration and selling of Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards. The hitch-free operation was carried out by a joint team from the Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Department of the Commission, operatives of the Department of State Services... Read More

Nigeria lifts ban on New SIM sales from April 19

by on April 15, 2021 0
Telecoms companies can now resume sales of new SIM card to customers with mandatory National Identity Number (NIN) linking, starting from April 19, 2021. A statement by the Technical Assistant (Information Technology) to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Femi Adeluyi said the approval was in line with the Revised National Digital Identity... Read More

Nigeria asks telecoms firms to block SIM without subscribers’ NIN

by on December 15, 2020 0
* Telcoms subscribers to update SIM records before Dec 31 * National Identification Number mandatory for SIM registration * SIM without NIN will be blocked By Oludare Mayowa Nigeria has directed telecoms firms to ask all their existing subscribers to update their SIM registration records with valid National Identification Number (NIN) before the end... Read More

NCC to embark on SIM Cards audit, embargoes sales of new cards

by on December 9, 2020 0
Nigeria’s telecoms industry regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Wednesday announced plans to conduct an audit of the nation’s telecommunication Subscriber Registration Database in the face of growing insecurity in the country. The NCC also ordered the suspension of sales of new SIM cards by operators in the period of the audit exercise.... Read More